IES Abroad Multi-Location – Europe & the Muslim World: Granada & Rabat

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IES Abroad Multi-Location – Europe & the Muslim World: Granada & Rabat

This semester-long, multi-location program in Granada and Rabat is designed for students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the ties between Western Europe and the Muslim world. This is your chance to spend a semester abroad studying the politics, histories, and economies of Spain and Morocco; by studying abroad in both locations, you can compare and contrast the program’s unique, hands-on class content in two notably different cities. Your adventure starts when you study for six weeks in Granada, the last capital of Moorish Spain, where you begin to explore the convergence of the Arab world and the West. Spend the second half of the program across the Mediterranean in Morocco’s vibrant capital city, Rabat. It’s here where you will continue to discover how the long, meshed histories have affected life in these two countries today.

Subjects

  • Arts
  • Architecture
  • Mass Communications
  • Economics
  • Culture

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IES Abroad Rabat - Study in Rabat - Semester/Year

As you walk the boulevards of Rabat, it’s hard not to be enchanted by the mystery and tradition of this timeless city. From the bustling souqs (open-air markets) and energizing atmosphere of the city to the serenity of the surrounding mountains and sea, Rabat is an ideal place to learn about the languages, cultures, and religions of North Africa and the Arab world. Delve into the fascinating layers of this North African nation as you learn Modern Standard Arabic with courses at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Learn Colloquial Moroccan Arabic to communicate with Moroccans, and if you have already taken advanced French, you can take French-taught area studies courses at the IES Abroad Center or local universities. Our curriculum focuses on North African and Islamic Studies, and IES Abroad courses introduce you to the many influential forces shaping the history and culture of Morocco. Rabat will be your classroom. Rich in cultural heritage and a diverse population, Morocco has been influenced by many different ethnic, cultural, and religious groups that have settled in the country throughout its long history. Visit historic treasures like the Rabat Archaeological Museum, the Hassan Mosque, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V to see ancient artifacts and learn more about the Islamic cultural influences. You can also add international work experience to your résumé while earning credit by participating in an internship placement and accompanying academic seminar. We want you to feel at home in Morocco so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Rabat. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible. Whether it’s taking part in a volunteer opportunity, dance lessons, or cooking classes, you have many opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of Moroccan culture.

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IES Abroad — Study in Granada Semester/Year

Our curriculum takes full advantage of Andalusia and all southern Spain has to offer. The program offers two unique program options that are designed to improve your Spanish proficiency: the Intermediate Spanish Program and Advanced Spanish Program.Students placed in the Intermediate Program take IES Abroad courses in both English and Spanish. The Advanced Program courses are conducted entirely in Spanish, including study at the Universidad de Granada. Both options introduce you to Spain’s Moorish heritage and Jewish past, and its continuing links to North Africa through Islamic and Contemporary North African Studies. Advanced students can also experience Arabic language courses of all levels, at the Universidad de Granada. You can also add international work experience to your résumé while earning credit by participating in an internship placement and accompanying academic seminar.

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